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Daniel Bunting

Dan Bunting

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Dan practises in all areas of Criminal Law and has appeared in all courts from Magistrates’ and Youth Courts, the Crown Court and Divisional Court and Court of Appeal.As well as defending, he has appeared for the CPS and other prosecuting agencies in all types of appearances including trials. He also practices in Immigration law (mainly on asylum and asylum-related cases) and has been instructed in the Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal on immigration matters. He is happy to act pro bono in suitable cases. Dan has a particular interest in the cross-over of Criminal and Immigration Law and is recognised as a leading expert in defending immigration offencesand victims of trafficking. He has appeared in many key cases before the Court of Appeal in this area. He has also been instructed on a number of successful references to the CCRC. Dan is a member of Chambers’ Prison and Public Law team and regularly advises and provides representation in both areas. Dan has lectured and conducted training in both Criminal and Immigration Law. Dan is qualified to undertake public access work.

Reported Cases Include:

Denny v Acton Youth Court - [2004] 1 WLR 3051, [2004] 2 All ER 961, [2005] 1 Cr App R(S) 6 – Judicial Review concerning the sentencing of defendants who turn 18 during the proceedings. Click here to read more.

R v Doughan- (2007) 171 JP 397 – Directing the jury on a different factual basis to the case that has been put by the Crown.

R v Osman - [2008] 1 WLR 1130, [2008] 1 Cr App R 20–Leading case on s2 Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act Offences (entering the UK without a passport). Click here to read more.

R v AM & Others - [2011] 1 Cr App R 35 – junior counsel for two out of four appellants challenging their convictions for possession of false passports following guilty pleas. Click here to read more.

R v G [2011] 2 Cr App R (S) - sentencing of victims of trafficking.

R v N & Le [2012] EWCA Crim 189 - leading case on prosecution of victims of trafficking.  Click here to read more.

Other Cases of Note:

R v M -Perverting the Course of Justice and assisting an offender following a gangland murder. The Court of Appeal proceedings are here. 

R v W -Lead defendant on what started as a eleven handed Attempted Murder and Violent Disorder.

R v B - Conspiracy to Defraud of half a million pounds in a ‘skimming’ operation.

R v H - [2008] EWCA Crim 3117 – leading case on the interpretation of the defence under s31(2) Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Court of Appeal)

R v Laurusevicius - [2008] EWCA Crim 3020 –Admission of bad character evidence that pre-dates the offence and deportation of EU nationals on conviction (Court of Appeal)

R (GI) v First Tier Tribunal - [2011] UKUT 83 (AAC) – Pro Bono Judicial Review dealing with a ‘crime of violence’ in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. Click here to read more.

DG (Extortion by Maoists) - [2004] UKAIT 00116 – Internal Flight in Nepal. Click here to read more.

Dan Bunting

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Practice areas

Criminal Law

Public Law

Immigration Law